Morning clouds. Mild.
The Coligny murder sentencing continues in the North West High Court.
Molefe asks Agnes how she feels when she hears that her child died for stealing sunflower.
Agnes: I don't feel good.
Molefe: When you received the news about the deceased how did you feel?
Agnes: I wasn't feeling well. I am still not feeling well now.
Molefe: What grade was the deceased doing at school?
Agnes: He was in Grade 6.
Molefe: Ms Moshoeu is it correct that the deceased was your child?
Agnes: Yes, he was my child.
Smit: Did you ask the police to investigate or did you ask the police to arrest the suspects?
Celo: We wanted intervention.
Smit: You said you are one of the first people who went to the police station to report the incident?
Celo: Yes. The first group of pastors.
Moshoeu died on Thursday and we went there on Sunday when nothing was happening.
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Smit: Are you saying it is going to be chaotic if people are not happy with the sentence?
Celo: According to the situation it is going to be worse than what happened if residents are not satisfied.
Smit: Is Coligny volatile?
Celo: The situation in #Coligny is calm but that doesn’t mean everything is back to normal.
Adv Zwiegelaar: I put it to you that the death of the deceased did not
cause the community of Coligny not to trust each other.
It only caused
Adv Moeketsi: The two accused before this court have been found guilty
for killing Matlhomola - what do you want this court to do with them?
Celo: My humble request is that the court should give them life sentence
in order to send a message.
#Coligny: Celo says following Matlhomola Moshoeu's murder there has been tension in the community.
"There is no trust between white and black," he says.
State prosecutor: You have already alluded to this court that during
your tenure as Mayor there was tension between white and black - is
Paul Morule, a preacher from Mahikeng claims that Coligny
case witness Bonakele Pakisi had admitted to him he had lied and that he could
no longer stay silent about it on January 19, 2019 in Coligny.
Pakisi, who is the only eyewitness in the infamous Coligny
murder trial against two white men convicted for throwing a teenager from a
bakkie, reportedly admitted to lying when he testified against Pieter
Doorewaard, and Phillip Schutte, who were found guilty of the murder of
Matlhomola Moshoeu in April 2017. (Elizabeth Sejake, Gallo Images, Netwerk24,
Coligny case witness Bonakele Pakisi denies lying in court
during an interview on January 19, 2019 in Coligny.
We are back in the North West High Court. Sentencing proceedings of two men found guilty of the murder of #Coligny teen continues. @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/QJfDfeHNba— Jeanette Chabalala (@J_chabalala) January 29, 2019
We are back in the North West High Court. Sentencing proceedings of two men found guilty of the murder of #Coligny teen continues. @TeamNews24 pic.twitter.com/QJfDfeHNba
I lied, no I didn't! - Coligny murder witness changes his story... again
The self-proclaimed eyewitness in the Coligny murder case claimed he was intimidated into "confessing" to lying in court, the Sowetan reported
Coligny murder witness confesses to lying about teen thrown from bakkie - report
The self-proclaimed eyewitness in the Coligny murder trial – who
testified that he saw two white men throw 16-year-old Matlhomola Moshoeu
from a bakkie in April 2017 – reportedly admitted that he lied to the
court, Rapport reported
Coligny murder case: AfriForum's Gerrie Nel and advocate Barry Roux to help convicted men after reports that witness 'lied'
Lobby group AfriForum has decided to help pay for the legal costs of the
two men who were found guilty of murdering a teenage boy in Coligny,
its CEO Kallie Kriel told News24.
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